Super selections


Chances are, most people in South Philadelphia are not spending the money to travel to the Super Bowl this year. After all, if the Eagles aren’t in it, there’s no way the travel and the ticket prices are worth it. And, unlike last year, the convenience of the game being held as close as New Jersey doesn’t exist for those who would still like to watch the game despite the teams playing. For those planning on watching the Super Bowl XLIX matchup between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks like a regular football fan, there are plenty of local options that will help satisfy that gameday appetite.

Others may be hosting family and friends, so be sure to check out ordering-in possibilities on the pages that follow.

Adobe Cafe: 1919 E. Passyunk Ave. is offering customers a $40 open bar with appetizers all game long on Sunday. For complete details, call 215-551-2243 or visit

Boy Scout Troop 147: South Philadelphia’s oldest Boy Scout troop will be selling foot-long Italian along with turkey and cheese hoagies for only $5 each from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the northwest corner of Marconi Plaza, Broad Street and Oregon Avenue (right near the SEPTA station), and at the corner of 18th and Wolf streets (Trinity Church). Visit

Tap Room on 19th: The establishment, 2400 S. 19th St., went under new management back in October of 2013. Since then, the proprietors have seen a surge in popularity thanks to their farm-to-table pub style food, locally sourced, and a selection of 14 craft beers on draught and available in cans or bottles.

Flat Iron: One of the newer South Philadelphia bars, this location at 26 E. Oregon Ave. offers on-site catering for parties starting at $23.95 per person and NFL gameday specials that offer $2 16-ounce Bud Light bottles, $4 Pinnacle vodka and Jim Beam drinks and $5 appetizers.

Philadium: The oldest of the South Philadelphia sports bars is always full with enthusiastic sports fans and bartenders who can hold a conversation about any football game. It’s proximity to the stadiums, at 1631 Packer Ave., gives it a constant atmosphere perfect for gameday. As they say themselves “What are you waiting for?”

Chickie’s and Pete’s: A South Philadelphia favorite, the Packer Park location, 1526 Packer Ave., is offering an all-you-can-eat and drink special along with its normal menu. There are plenty of screens to watch the game and, for $49.99 per person, enough food to put one to sleep for the next week. 215-218-0500,

Xfinity Live!: Watch the biggest game of the year on the biggest television in South Philadelphia. Xfinity Live!, located at 1100 Pattison Ave., offers free parking and a 32-foot HD LED screen for the best Super Bowl watching experience.

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